Cell C to deploy 5G across its network

21 Jun 2022

South African mobile operator Cell C is planning to add 5G technology to its network, according to company CTO Schalk Visser. Agence Ecofin writes that the company is currently in talks with its infrastructure partners to deploy the technology, though the date of the commercial launch has not yet been disclosed. TeleGeography notes that Cell C secured 10MHz in the 3500MHz band in March 2022 for ZAR288 million (USD18 million).

Cell C has moved almost 50% of its network to virtual Radio Access Network (vRAN), allowing it to run its operations as software on other network operators’ hardware. These upgrades will make it easier for the company to expand 5G across the country.

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